History

From ‘heaven’ to rubbish dump: S'porean family shares memories of Pulau Semakau life

Stories of Us: They were one of the last families to leave the island.

September 21, 2020, 05:32 PM

Rare Hainanese 'salt & pepper' mooncakes created in S'pore in 1920s to cater to poor families

First created in a confectionery along Purvis Street.

September 13, 2020, 10:54 AM

Before City Square Mall was New World Amusement Park, S’pore’s most colourful nightlife location in the 1920s

It was the hottest place to be back in the day.

September 09, 2020, 05:00 PM

S'pore ex-top civil servant Ngiam Tong Dow dies at 83

He was in poor health for the past four and a half years.

August 20, 2020, 05:11 PM

7 National Day Parades that are forever etched into our history books

Nostalgic stuff.

August 08, 2020, 02:42 PM

From Wang to Ingkiriwang: Why many Chinese in Indonesia changed names in 1960s

The abolishing of many things Chinese in Indonesia involved symbolic and physical violence.

July 01, 2020, 01:01 AM

Why Hougang SMC, the longest-held opposition ward in S'pore, is significant in GE2020

Workers' Party has held onto the seat since 1991.

June 26, 2020, 08:07 AM

Single S'poreans were not allowed to buy HDB flats till 1991, & were not happy about it

Living that single life.

June 16, 2020, 08:56 PM

S'pore police cars used to be Volkswagen Beetles in the 70s

Their design made it difficult for suspects to escape from the car.

May 21, 2020, 08:18 PM

In 2013, Khaw Boon Wan suggested housing foreign workers on offshore islands

Khaw was the Minister for National Development at that time.

May 14, 2020, 04:55 PM